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The Gathering | [Anne Enright]

The Gathering

Regarded as one of her country's foremost voices, Irish author Anne Enright makes a fresh mark on a rich literary tradition. The Gathering is a deeply insightful family saga, steeped in secrets and intrigue, unfolding over three generations.
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Publisher's Summary

Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2007

Regarded as one of her country's foremost voices, Irish author Anne Enright makes a fresh mark on a rich literary tradition. The Gathering is a deeply insightful family saga, steeped in secrets and intrigue, unfolding over three generations.

©2007 Anne Enright; (P)2008 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Enright's hypnotic prose turns...desperation into something fierce and beautiful." (Booklist)
"A melancholic love and rage bubbles just beneath the surface of this Dublin clan, and Enright explores it unflinchingly." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Candice Bradley REDMOND, WA, United States 02-11-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Underserving of the Booker Prize"

    Not only is the story negative and depressing, but every sentence is itself negative and depressing. I can't figure out how this book won the Booker Prize. It is no Coetzee, that's for sure.

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    Paul Flower Mound, TX, USA 10-16-09
    Paul Flower Mound, TX, USA 10-16-09
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    "Boring"

    This book had nothng to it. You waited and waited for something to happen and nothing ever did. there is too much fowl language and it degrades the book even more. It seemed that the author had too much time on her hands.

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    Phalene Belmont, WI, United States 01-29-11
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    "Drags on, slow, there's no point"

    Very, very slow story. It just drags on and on and on.................
    There's no point to the story. No real defined plot.

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